Why I don't like the rose guy in Fells Point
You know that guy who strolls around Fells Point with a basket full of roses? He pops in and out of bars up and down Broadway and Thames Street on Friday and Saturday nights. I call him Flower Dude.
I don't like Flower Dude. It's nothing personal. But I don't like Flower Dude.
You see, Flower Dude never says anything. He just waltzes up to your table or barstool and silently stares at you. He doesn't ask you if you want to buy a rose. He doesn't have to.
Heck, I'll bet if he actually asked, I'd feel more comfortable saying "no, thanks."
But oh no.
Flower Dude just comes up and stares at you for a second and puts us guys on the spot in front of our friend/girlfriend/wife ...
This is so unfair. I'm a good husband. I buy flowers and plenty of presents. But suddenly, up comes Flower Dude, and just because I don't want to buy one of his roses right then and there, I feel like a terrible husband -- even if I've gotten Amie flowers earlier that day.
This, dear readers, is why I don't like Flower Dude.
From what I've heard, Flower Dude has been guilting boyfriends/husbands into buying roses for their sweethearts for years now. He might even make a living off of it!
Since there is nothing I can do to stop Flower Dude (except avoid Fells Point), I thought I would share my frustrations with you, gang. Does anybody else feel the same way? Or am I alone in my opinion of Flower Dude?
(Sun archive photo)